Nathaniel Bassey, as he is fondly called, developed a love for both music and the gospel at an early age. According to him, He was inspired when he saw prominent Nigerian gospel music icon, Dr Panam Percy Paul in a concert several decades ago. Since then, his passion for music has grown and translated into various musical experiences.

 Interestingly, as time passed, he developed an uncommon interest for jazz music and began listening, imitating and playing the songs of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davies, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Kirk Whalum, Phil Driscoll, Hugh Masekela and other jazz luminaries.

Nat’s zeal for the jazz stirred him to seek out bands and groups along the jazz lines. He then joined a top jazz quartet in Lagos, Spectrum 4, where he played alongside his childhood friends.

Nathaniel Bassey was later approached by one of the most respected figures in the Nigerian jazz and music circle, Elder Steve Rhodes to lead, arguably, the first Jazz Orchestra in the country – THE STEVE RHODES ORCHESTRA. Nat served as band leader and lead trumpeter for a period of two years before continuing with his music career.

His peculiar and unique soulful trumpeting style caught the ears of top entertainers and composers within and outside the country, such as Teemac, Ayo Bankole Jr, Cobhams Asuquo, Wole Oni, Yinka Davies, Adlan Cruise, Funsho Ogundipe, Peter King, Sotiris Papadopoulos, Paul Petersen, The French Cultural centre, American International School, to mention but a few individuals and organizations that sought his musical ingenuity.

His journey into gospel music, however, began when he started sensing a deep yearning within that there was more to his music than he thought. This led him into seeking for answers and with the mentorship and guidance of Late Pastor Eskor Mfon, the former Pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, City Of David Parish, Nat made a transition and a gospel music ministry was born.

His debut album Elohim was recorded and mixed in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 2008. It has been described as a spiritual and artistic masterpiece with the hit track “Someone’s knocking at the door” a soft-rock tune currently generating so much interest locally and internationally.

The album someone's Knocking at the Door was too great and went wide spread online, after God help me overcame all the challenges of life.


I speak to someone by the power of prophesy, Rise up and move on, I decree that your Star will shine like a morning star and can't be hidden in the name of Jesus.

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